Shia LaBeouf, the Musical
This is some sick, twisted stuff — and right up our alley. Last year, L.A. songwriter Rob Cantor wrote a funny ditty about Shia LaBeouf being a cannibalistic axe murderer. After going viral, the ‘song’ has spawned an elaborate video that goes much deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole. Dark and perverse, it’s every bit as bonkers as the actor’s sack-over-head antics that inspired it.
A combination of music, dance, and costume (the big heads), the stage piece is basically high-camp experimental theatre. Cantor even enlisted the Gay Men’s Choir, the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir, and the Argus Quartet to help realize his farcical melodrama. So comprehensive and full-circle is it that LaBeouf himself — clearly a good sport — appears at the end, offering enthusiastic applause in what’s surely a reference to those accusations of plagiarism, and there are many.
The WTF doesn’t end there. An emoji alphabet and sheet music are now available, as is this behind-the-scenes video…